Mar 2, 2007

I Have a Lot to be Thankful For

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.


simplegifts3 said...

I think the story of Joseph is a good one to remember, that what people mean for evil, God will work for good in the lives of his children.

There is a good ending that will come from all your troubles.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jen,
Hey, I found your blog somehow when I googled the Doug Phillip's blog.

Nice blog. Good thoughts on thankfulness.

Hey, God bless, and please take care,
Donna L. Carlaw